Northeast Missouri Production Sale
Friday, October 19, 2018 ~ 11:00 AM ~ Memphis, MO

A group of dairymen in Northern Missouri are again planning a production sale for October. This will be the fourth year for this successful sale. Top pedigreed open heifers you won't want to miss! Registered and Identified Holsteins ready to milk, springers, and open heifers all sell. Contact James Penn 660-342-0250; Wilson Martin 660-216-3558; or Tim Ewing, Holstein USA Field Rep 417-818-6455 for more information or to receive a catalog.


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NEMO Sale Catalog Click on this link to open the pdf: May take some time to download.

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A group of 40+ head of Registered and Identified Holsteins ready to milk and be part of your herd. Top pedigreed open heifers, several springing and just fresh heifers ready to milk. Cattle will be tested for interstate shipment. Lactating Cows calving prior to two weeks before the sale will be tested for staph aureus and strep. Contact James Penn 660-342-0250; Wilson Martin 660-216-3558; or Tim Ewing, Holstein USA Field Rep 417-818-6455 for more information or to leave a bid or to receive a catalog.

In Memory - Geneva Coats
August 18, 1930 - September 30, 2018

Gneva Coats - South Central

Geneva June Beltz Coats was born to L.E. and Ruth (Redding) Beltz in Willow Springs, MO, on August 18, 1930. After a lengthy illness, she passed away in Cabool, MO, on September 30, 2018. Geneva attended Clear Springs Rural School from 1st-8th grade, and graduated from Willow Springs High School in 1948. She began attending the University of Missouri -Columbia in 1948, and graduated from Drury College in 1963, with a degree in elementary education. She completed her master's degree in education from Missouri State University (then SMSU) in 1972. She retired from teaching in 1991, after teaching 33 years, with 26 years as a 1st and 2nd grade teacher in the Mountain Grove Public Schools. She passed on her passion for reading and writing to many of her students.

Geneva had a long career that was highlighted by many awards and honors. She was the Southwest District President of the Missouri State Teachers Association in the early 1980s. In addition, she was honored as the Mountain Grove Business and Professional Women’s Woman of the year in 1983.She was a member of the MSTA state legislative committee for 15 years and also served on the resolution committee. In addition, she belonged to and was active in Delta Kappa Gamma, the Wright County Retired Teachers Association, the Gideons Auxiliary, and the Texas County Republicans.

Geneva and her husband, Jim, have been members of the South Street Church of God since 1955. She was active in children’s ministry, particularly as Sunday School Superintendent and planned Vacation Bible School for many years. She was passionate about her faith, education, reading, and her family. She and her husband enjoyed hosting and attending numerous family functions and their children’s and grandchildren's school activities.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Jakey, Leroy, and George, and three infant brothers; her sisters-in-law, Lorene and Irene; her grandson, Andy Venter and step-granddaughter, Jana Barkley.

Geneva is survived by her husband of 68 years, James A. Coats; her six children, Janet (Larry) Barkley of rural Joplin, MO, Jimmie (Novalee) Coats of Mountain Grove, MO, Mike (Daisy) Coats of Licking, MO, Ruth (Ed) Southards of Pacific, MO, Marjorie (Tom) Martuch of Augusta, MI, Tom (Karen) Coats of Mountain Grove, MO, and Rita Bradshaw of Mountain Grove, MO, her daughter in her heart. Additionally, she is survived by her grandchildren, Eric (Milinda) Venter, Jill Venter (Soren Petersen), Tim (Shari) Southards, Steve (Erin) Southards, Ben Southards, Anna Martuch, Joe Martuch, Lindsay (Craig) Nelson, Adam (Ashley) Coats, Whitney (Louis) Davis; step-grandchildren, Jeff (Jo-An) Barkley, Mike (Diana) Radford, Dan (Gloria) Radford, Patsy (Keith) Dunlap, and Darren (Ellen) Radford, and numerous great and great-great-grandchildren. Other well-loved children and grandchildren include Randi Milburn and her daughters, Staci Marah Owens and Lori Marah Jones. Geneva is also survived by two brothers, Kenneth (Viola) Beltz and John (Jeannie) Beltz; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.


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September Pulsator Click on this link to open the pdf: May take some time to download.


Eleventh Annual Cow of the Year Contest
Do you have a special animal on your farm? Is she a high producer, great flush cow, excellent brood cow, or just one that is a favorite for your family? The Cow of the year contest is for you. You can nominate any animal that you think deserves Cow of the Year recognition in Missouri.

This is a reminder of the requirements to participate. The winner will be voted on in the December Pulsator newsletter and the winner will be announced at the State Holstein Convention in January. A special traveling trophy and a personal award will be given.

2018 Requirements:

  1. Animal has to be bred & owned by nominator and be 87% RHA. May be adult or junior owned.
  2. Animal has to be alive on 1/1/18
  3. The animal must be nominated in any one of the four issues of the Pulsator Newsletter OR the Mid-States Holstein News with or without photos with indication of nomination in ad. Any size ad qualifies, but it must include the cow of the year logo in the ad.
  4. The animal must be a milking age female.
  5. Ballots will be in the Pulsator after the December Mid-States. Each paid adult or junior member, age 9 and up by January 1st (the year of the nominations) can vote. The ballots will include birthdates. Results will be given at the State Convention.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRY: The December issue of the Pulsator and the Mid-States is the final edition that an animal can be nominated for Cow of the Year. Pulsator deadline - Dec 1, 2018; Midstates deadline - NOVEMBER 20, 2018. Remember you must have an ad to nominate your cow.

You can nominate your Cow of the Year in the Pulsator this year! Let Jodi know ASAP if you would like to nominate in the December issue.




Several people are planning on attending as many meetings as possible to help inform members of activities and plans: Jodi Wright, Secretary; Shannon Kleiboeker, Jr Advisor; Tim Ewing, Holstein Field Rep; Brad Groves, President. Meetings are scheduled for November.

Monday, November 12 South Central District
Lunchtime Meeting

Monday, November 12 Southeast District
7 PM, Delmonicos Restaurant, Jackson, MO, Exit 99

Tuesday, November 13 Northeast Central District
Lunchtime Meeting, Columbia

Tuesday, November 13 West Central District
Evening Meeting

Wednesday, November 14 Southwest District
Lunchtime Meeting


Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors Nominations DUE
Nominations Due October 30, 2018

Taking Nominations for all award categories.

Anyone can nominate an individual for Missouri's Dairy Hall. Nominations are due Ocotber 30, 2018. The categories for nominations are listed below.

1. Dairy cattle breeder: How does the living and active nominee stand out among his/her peers as an outstanding breeder of dairy cattle? In what ways have the accomplishments of the nominee been recognized?
2. Dairy leader: What leadership positions has this person held and what accomplishments have been made that contribute to the welfare of the Missouri dairy industry?
3. Pioneer dairy leader (a deceased person): What leadership positions did the person hold and how did the person contribute to the welfare of the Missouri dairy industry?
4. Meritorious service: What kind of service did the nominee provide to the Missouri dairy industry and how did this service aid the industry?

Click here to download a Nomination Form.

Return nominations to:
Joe Horner
223 B Mumford Hall, Columbia, MO 65211
573-882-7355 office


American Farm Bureau Federation Announces New Dairy Product - AVAILABLE OCTOBER 9!

The American Farm Bureau Federation, American Farm Bureau Insurance Services, and other collaborators have developed a federal crop insurance product to help dairy farmers. AFBF Chief Economist John Newton says the product provides insurance for the difference between the revenue guarantee and actual milk revenue if prices or revenues decline, without capping production.

“We recognized that there are dairy farms of all sizes. We wanted to make a program that would work for small, medium and large dairies. So there absolutely is no cap on how much milk you can insure under the Dairy Revenue Protection Program.”

Producers can use the new program along with the Margin Protection Program. Newton says the program is farmer friendly.

“The farmer who decides to buy for production they expect to produce has to meet those production thresholds that we set forth in the policy. But, we don’t need to see that you have plans to move dirt, or that you’ve bought cows in order to ensure that milk that you expect to come online.”

Newton says policies will be available in October. “Crop insurance agents will be able to start unveiling premiums to farmers in a very short period of time. This is going to be on the market for sale October 9th. We’ve got all of our premium calculators set up so that you could see what premiums would be today if you were to go out and buy a policy.”

For more information Click here for Dairy Revenue Protection and to find an agent!

Holstein Marketplace

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Holstein Association USA is offering an opportunity for breeders to advertise Registered Holsteins® for sale via a page on the Holstein Association USA website. The new Holstein Marketplace provides easy, affordable advertising to help Registered Holstein breeders optimize their investment.

Advertisements of up to 100 words will cost $25 per month. If the text is 101 words or more, the cost is $25 plus an additional 10 cents per word. For added value, breeders have the option of linking their advertisements to a genomic prediction or pedigree for $5 per animal. Links to a website or Facebook page can also be included in the ad. Advertisements will be invoiced to your Holstein Association USA account. Classified ads may be submitted by using the form found on the Holstein Marketplace website, Complete the form and email the information to


Missouri Dairy Revitalization Act Scholarships Available for Students

Deadline Extended to: October 31, 2018
Please share with anyone who might qualify!!

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Dairy scholarships available for students

The Missouri Dairy Scholars Scholarship Program was created under the Missouri Dairy Revitalization Act to support students pursuing careers in the dairy industry. Students may qualify for up to $5,000 in scholarships if they are enrolled in a two-year or four-year Missouri college and work on a dairy farm or have a dairy-related internship. Students must also make a commitment to work in Missouri’s agriculture industry as a condition of receiving the scholarship.

Applications will open on July 11, 2018, and EXTENDED to October 31, 2018. This year, $40,000 will be awarded.

Scholarships will be selected on a competitive basis. Each application will be evaluated and rated using the following criteria:
• Agriculture-related degree
• Dairy-related work experience
• Academic achievement and year in school
• Resume and letters of recommendation
• Future career plans

Click here to learn more about the Dairy Scholarship Program.

Women In Dairy


WEDNESDAY, October 10
Joint meeting in Springfield at The Hill, Italian Eatery! 11 am - 1pm. 600E. Battlefield, Sprinfield, MO 65807. Come and help to plan for 2019 and enjoy a great lunch!

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LATE FEE of $10/Membership
AFTER APRIL 14, 2018
Memberships received after June 1
do NOT qualify for State Sponsored Awards

You can pay dues ONLINE or MAIL!
before June 1 to qualify for association awards.

PAY ONLINE (click here)

PAY VIA MAIL (click here)


Adult membership dues are a flat fee of $50.00 per herd prefix.
For each additional individual member per prefix, an additional $25.00 per person.
Those adult members who do not own cattle pay $25.00 per membership.
Junior members pay $5.00 per membership.
Removed from Holstein USA Membership March 15.
Late Fee of $10.00 per adult membership April 15 or later.

A paid State Membership will reduce your registration fees 
and other Holstein Service fees. State Memberships are renewed annually for both Adult & Junior Members.

JUNIORS: If you are a Junior only member (your parents are not state association members, and you wish to receive the Mid-States Magazine then you must include $5 additional (per family) with your junior dues in order to receive the Mid-States.

Membership registration forms are available for download - Click HERE.
Please send completed forms and a check payable
to Missouri Holstein Association to:

Missouri Holstein Association
Jodi Wright, Secretary/Treasurer
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

For questions or more information, email



If you need a Missouri state member's phone, email
or address click on the link below.

2018 Missouri Membership List - By District

2018 Missouri Membership List - By Last Name


Read details of Mandated Sequester below

Historical MPP margins are listed below.

Click here for historical MPP margins, will be updated monthly.

For those enrolled in the 2018 USDA Margin Protection Program,
January $8.117, February $6.88, March $6.768, April $6.616, May $6.78, June $7.365, July $6.718, August $7.42662

Historical MPP margins are listed below.

Click here for historical MPP margins, will be updated monthly.

Standard MPP Sequester explanation.

Click here for information on MPP sequester deduction.



October 10 Women in Dairy: Sprinfield Meeting 11 - 1; The Hill Restaurant
October 10 Late Entry Deadline for Louisville
October 19 NEMO Sale, Memphis, MO
October 30 Missouri Dairy Hall Nominations Due.
Nov. 5 Mid-East Fall National, Louisville, KY, Judge Allyn Paulson, WI

November 10 Mid-States Ad deadline

November 12-14 State District Meetings

November 14 Women in Dairy: SW - Financial Health, Joe Horner; SW - Nothing
December 1 Ad deadline for Pulsator to Jodi

December 12 Women in Dairy: SC - Financial Health, Joe Horner; SW - Wreath Making - SW Center, Mt. Vernon 10am - 2pm

January 17 - 19 State Convention / Heart of America Dairy Expo

National Holstein Convention 2012

Scholarship Listings

Dairy Shrine Scholarships

FFA Scholarships

Robthom Farm, Springfield, MO:

Groves-View Dairy

Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors:

Missouri Dairy Business Update:

Missouri Dairymen’s Resource Guide:

Genex Custom Collection Services:

Missouri Dairy Association:

Dairy Agenda Today: Classifieds-Post and search for everything farm related: livestock, feed and used equipment

We would like to link our Missouri Holstein Members that have a webpage of their own to the Missouri Holstein Page. Would you like to have your page linked up with ours? Contact Jodi Wright through the feedback form and I'll explain how it will work. We'd love to have everyone listed. There is no cost to you for this service.


Brad Groves
Phone: 417-880-7012

Vice President
Tommy Scrivner

Jodi Wright
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

Director at Large
Nelson Hostetler


Mid-States Editor
Kate Geppert
5803 Redwing Dr.
Columbia, MO 65202

National Director
Dwight Rokey
2021 F Road
Sabetha, Kansas 66534

Holstein Field Representative
Tim Ewing
4784 State Hwy PP
Fordland, MO 65652
417-818-MILK (6455)


If you would like more information on the following:

  • Cattle Available to Sell
  • Cattle Wanted to Buy
  • Consign cattle to State Sale
  • Request catalog for State Sale
  • Advertising in Mid-States Publication
  • Subscribing to Mid-States Publication
  • Senior Membership
  • Junior Membership
  • Show Entry forms
  • Information on Missouri Sho-Me Futurity
  • Want to advertise on Breeders Page on our website
  • Would like to link farm to Missouri Website
  • Other

Please email your request for information to the following email. Include the items you are interested in, your name, address, phone, and email.


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